- any of three oily, colorless, water-insoluble, flammable, toxic, isomeric liquids, C8H10, of the benzene series, obtained mostly from coal tar: used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes.
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Balsam and dried oil are best removed from the brass parts with xylol.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
The film of ink may be covered with a long cover-glass and xylol balsam as a permanent preparation.
Place a large drop of xylol balsam on the section and carefully lower a cover-glass on to the balsam.
Treat with a mixture of equal parts of aniline oil and xylol until no more colour comes away.
Wash with ammonia-free distilled water, dry thoroughly and mount in xylol balsam.
- another name (not in technical usage) for xylene
- an aromatic hydrocarbon existing in three isomeric forms, all three being colourless flammable volatile liquids used as solvents and in the manufacture of synthetic resins, dyes, and insecticides; dimethylbenzene. Formula: C 6 H 4 (CH 3) 2Also called: xylol
Word Origin and History for xylol
1851, from Greek xylon "wood," which is of unknown origin, + -ene.
- A flammable hydrocarbon obtained from wood and coal tar. Xylene consists of a benzene ring with two methyl (CH3) groups attached, and occurs in three isomeric forms. It is used as a solvent, in jet fuel, and in the manufacture of dyes, fibers, perfumes, and films. Chemical formula: C8H10.
- A mixture of xylene isomers used as a solvent in making lacquers and rubber cement and as an aviation fuel.